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  • Labiotest tested its installation in a noble metal foundry

    Labiotest boasts several installations in foundry sector with excellent results. In consideration of the always greater attention paid to the working environments and customers, Labiotest tested its installation in a noble metal foundry. The intervention was targeted to abate dusts in the smokes of fusion and refinery department in order to improve the quality of working environments. Thanks to ...


    By Labiotest Srl

  • EMSL Now Offering Rare Earth Metals Testing

    EMSL is pleased to announce its capability to analyze the entire rare earth series of elements.  Rare Earth elements are a series of 17 elements on the periodic table that include: Scandium, Yttrium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Promethium, Samarium, Europium, Gadolinium, Terbium, Dysprosium, Holmium, Erbium, Thulium, Ytterbium, and Lutetium. Rare Earth Elements are critical ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • SenSafe™ Water Metals Check for water quality testing

    SenSafe™ Water Metals Check for water quality testing A quick and affordable solution for testing metal concentrations in drinking water.Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), located in Rock Hill, SC, announces the release of SenSafe™ Water Metals Check test strips, an easy, accurate and inexpensive way to determine metal levels in drinking water. This patented test uses an indicator ...

  • Test metal, concrete & other surfaces for residual oil contamination

    Surficial sampling and analysis is used to assess the existence and/or extent of oil contamination on various surfaces, rather than in soil, sediment or water. Applications include testing wipe samples for residual oils coated on aluminum, steel or other metal parts after the manufacturing process. This includes ventilation ducts, fans, AC coils and other metal working processes to see how well ...

  • New Phenomenex Metal GC Columns Deliver Higher Reproducibility for Petrochemical Testing

    Torrance, CA (August 4, 2010) - Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces the Zebron ZB-1XT SimDist - a metal GC column specially designed for simulated distillation analyses in petrochemical applications.  The new column features Phenomenex's unique Glass Infusion technology, which ensures consistent ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • EMSL Receives Accreditation to Test Metals and Pesticides from North Dakota

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that the North Dakota State Department of Health has granted our request for official certification for the analysis of metals and pesticides, including TCLP, using the SW-846 method in the State of North Dakota. (Cert # R-208) This accreditation is reciprocal with our State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection certification for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Water metals check

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), located in Rock Hill, SC, announces the release of SenSafe™ Water Metals Check test strips, an easy, accurate and inexpensive way to determine metal levels in drinking water. This patented test uses an indicator that develops red in the presence of metals. Simple color matching determines the levels of metal in water after a 30 second dip. This product ...

  • ASTM E8 / E8M - 11 Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    Tension tests provide information on the strength and ductility of materials under uniaxial tensile stresses. This information may be useful in comparisons of materials, alloy development, quality control, and design under certain circumstances. The results of tension tests of specimens machined to standardized dimensions from selected portions ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM F1147 - 05(2011) standard test method for tension testing of calcium phosphate and metallic coatings

    The tensile test method is recommended for tension testing of calcium phosphate/substrate or porous metal coating/substrate combinations and can provide information on the adhesive or cohesive strength of coatings under (uniaxial) tensile stress. The test method may be useful for comparative evaluation of adhesive or cohesive strengths of a variety of types of coatings. Coatings may be ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM F1044 - 05(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Calcium Phosphate Coatings and Metallic Coatings

    The shear test method is recommended for shear testing of calcium phosphate and metallic/substrate combinations and can provide information on the adhesive or cohesive strength of coatings under a uniaxial shear stress. The test method may be useful for comparative evaluation of adhesive or cohesive strengths of a variety of types of coatings. Information developed using this test method may be ...


    By ASTM International

  • Earthworms for heavy metal

    Earthworms could be used to extract toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic refuse collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Swati Pattnaik and M. Vikram Reddy of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, at Pondicherry University, in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ASTM F1160 - 05(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Shear and Bending Fatigue Testing of Calcium Phosphate and Metallic Medical and Composite Calcium Phosphate/Metallic Coatings

    The shear and bending fatigue tests are used to determine the effect of variations in material, geometry, surface condition, stress, and so forth, on the fatigue resistance of coated metallic materials subjected to direct stress for up to 107 cycles. These tests may be used as a relative guide to the selection of coated materials for service under condition of repeated stress. In order ...


    By ASTM International

  • Is there a need for tougher regulations of heavy metals?

    For close to a century one of the world’s largest smokestacks released lead, arsenic and other heavy metals across Washington’s Puget Sound. The smokestack and copper smelter have since been demolished, but after the company that had owned the mine was bought by a foreign corporation there were concerns across the state that taxpayers would be left to pay the bill to clean up the environmental ...


  • Domestic waste clinkers are metal free

    The recently initiated project cooperation between Goudsmit Magnetic Systems B.V. of Waalre and Feniks Recycling BV of Hengelo delivers a maximum return to end processor Twence Afvalverwerking B.V. of Hengelo. Expansion of the existing line with three Eddy current separators ensure a maximum yield of recycled metals from domestic waste clinkers. The separators remove large, medium as well as very ...

  • Pharmaceuticals recalled due to metallic contaminants

    This month a manufacturer of an intravenous blood pressure medication announced a voluntary recall of their product because of the potential presence of foreign matter. The material, according to reports, is made up of sub visible inert stainless steel particulates of approximately 2.5 microns in diameter.Contaminated pharmaceuticals are not a new phenomenon. In the past there have been numerous ...


  • Onion soaks up heavy metal

    Onion and garlic waste from the food industry could be used to mop up hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials, according to a research paper published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution. Biotechnologists Rahul Negi, Gouri Satpathy, Yogesh Tyagi and Rajinder Gupta of the GGS Indraprastha University in Delhi, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ASTM B735 - 06(2011) standard test method for porosity in gold coatings on metal substrates by nitric acid vapor

    Gold coatings are often specified for the contacts of separable electrical connectors and other devices. Electrodeposits are the form of gold that is most used on contacts, although it is also employed as clad metal and as weldments on the contact surface. The intrinsic nobility of gold enables it to resist the formation of insulating oxide films that could interfere with reliable contact ...


    By ASTM International

  • Newly published ASTM F963-16 allows use of HDXRF testing of heavy metals in toys

    The ASTM F15.22 Toy Safety Committee has just published revisions to its U.S. Toy Safety Standard, F963-16, covering the safety of all toys sold in the United States. Integral among the new changes is a provision allowing for the use of High-Definition X-Ray Fluorescence, or HDXRF, to measure the presence of toxic heavy metals in toys. Compared to traditional wet chemistry testing, HDXRF is much ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • Breakthrough Technology: ANDalyze Introduces Real-time Water Testing for Heavy Metals Powered by DNA

    ANDalyze offers a new sensor/fluorimeter platform solution for simplifying the on-site testing and analysis of water for heavy metal contamination. This new product requires no special knowledge of chemistry, greatly reducing operational testing time and cost for the water industry. Champaign, IL: ANDalyze has developed an innovative heavy metals sensor platform technology for water testing ...


    By ANDalyze

  • ASTM B417 - 11 standard test Method for apparent density of non-free-flowing metal powders using the Carney funnel

    This test method provides a guide for evaluation of an important physical characteristic of a powder known as the apparent density. The measured apparent density bears a relationship to the mass of powder that will fill a fixed volume die cavity. The degree of correlation between the results of this test and the performance of powders during use may vary with each particular application. ...


    By ASTM International

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